This work in two volumes focuses on Technologies for Biomass Conversion into energy, Analytical Thoughts on renewable energy, framework and economics of alternative energy, and further discusses biofuel production, adapting technologies in Vehicles and engines and understanding liquid biofuels production. Then comes the question of feedstock and its conversion potential into energy, which spread over three chapters.
After introducing the Present Biofuel Policies Around the World, the publication takes a look into the possibility of biofuel production by using Cellulose and Seeds, which can be available in plenty. While taking the account of international scenario current examples of Europe, Italy and Brazil are critically studied where bioethanol from sugarcane is being produced. Further focus is shifted to the quality of ethanol obtained from sugarcane.
We should also not forget the environmental implications, where carbon emissions and greenhouse effects are involved and for this two chapters are devoted to it viz. Ethanol and Carbon Dioxide Balances and Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Stability. The factor of economy and trade are dealt with in Economic Rewards and Risks of Ethanol Production and Biofuels: The International Scenario of Trade.
Suggestion for the policymakers are given in points to note for making policies on biofuels where issues of longevity of earth's resources are raised in the final chapter.
The publication is a complete reading on biofuel possibilities of future not only for India but also for the world and a music for the students and teachers whose studies and researches center around energy production and management or environment or energy economy.